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Nov 9, 2013 12:30am PST
'm joined now by three technology reporters. arsi shahani, kqed news. michelle quinn. and steve penn. steve, twitter's ipo, the company still isn't profitable. is all this investor exuberance, does it make sense? or is this reminiscent of the dot com bubble? >> i would say it doesn't make sense if you just look at twitter's financial earnings. i mean, i think if you look at their share price, their stock price, how much it rose the first day, i think that had less to do with the fundamentals of twitter as a company than with supply and demand for that stock on the market. twitter has more than 200 million users, billions of people know about it. but the amount of stock they issued was relatively small in comparison. i think there is a little bit of a mismatch on the stock markets and that generated a big price spike. i also don't think that twitter is truly a this is a company that has been -- >> let's hope not. >> -- been around for years, it's generating hundreds of millions in revenue, its revenue is growingpy 100% a year. it has a very engaged user audience. it's a real compan
Nov 16, 2013 12:30am PST
. in the new model, companions look for business opportunities. >> steve invested tens of millions of dollars in space x, a rocket maker, musk, nasa is paying space x more than a billion dollars, resupply missions to the international space station. in may 2012 space x was the first to launch a mission into the space station and proved the company could build and launch rockets reliably and cheaply. >> capture is confirmed of this dragon spacecraft. >> many of these news space companies are being built by software engineers and folks like the founder of space x, they can come from aerospace and conpewter scientist. silicon has proven it invents new industries and part of it is the culture, willing to take risks. >> part of it may also be a high tech approach to invite industries. that's dan and his team trying to do with satellites. >> a typical imaging satellite today costs between half a billion and $1 billion with a b, they are about the size of a suburban, and they take five to eight years, roughly to build. we're trying to build the iphone of satellites. we take it off the shelves to fly
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